Hello! My name is Felicia and I'm a clinical psychologist in Atlanta, GA. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD and perfectionism. To help clients overcome these struggles I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and integrate elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I know these names are a mouthful, but what's important to know about these therapies is that they work. These are 'evidence-based treatments' which means that decades of research has shown they can help reduce anxiety over time. As your therapist, my goal is to tailor these therapies to your unique needs and provide you with new skills to reclaim your life.
My approach to therapy is highly compassionate, accepting, non-judgmental and warm, while at the same time very goal- and change-oriented. My goal is for you to feel safe, heard and respected, while we work together to step outside of your comfort zone, face your fears, reduce anxiety and make real change in your life.
I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University and completed my pre-doctoral internship and post doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital. I currently serve as the Founder and Director of Jackson Psychological Services, LLC and am a virtual Staff Psychologist and OCD Intensive Outpatient Specialist at Genesee Valley Psychology, PLLC in Rochester, NY. All of my sessions are done in a secure teletherapy system-- and although Covid 19 has kept us out of the office, I find that virtual sessions allow for extra scheduling convenience and flexibility, decrease travel demands, and most importantly, clients have been just as successful at making progress in virtual therapy as in the therapy office!
No matter who you choose to work with, I hope you're able to find a therapist that feels like a good fit for your needs and is able to help you through these challenging times. Mental health is one of the foundations of a meaningful, valuable life, and that's something you and we all deserve.